Category: Rex News


Thanks for Two Awesome Nights!

We’re so grateful to the artists, the multitalented crew, and all of you who made it possible to share an incredible evening of music and community at Let It Rock and High Steppin’ Into Town.  Check out the photos and event coverage in JamBase! Let It Rock: The Warfield High Steppin’ Into Town: The Chicago […]


Trixie Garcia on Fare Thee Well, Rex, and the Future


As things wound down in the wake of the Fare Thee Well shows, Rex board member Trixie Garcia spoke with Glide Magazine about the big event, and also what’s next. Along the way, Rex came up for discussion. Excerpt: Based on the last few weeks and the whole 50th anniversary, it seems like the Dead are […]


Join Us in Venice!

venice window

Yes, it’s the Rex residency in Venice, thanks to Portland-based Innovative Giving Enhancement, which has chosen Rex as this year’s partner beneficiary. Join us October 8-18 for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! IGE orchestrates experiential residencies that meld art and music in diverse international locales for benefit of artists, non profit arts organizations and local communities. In October […]


HeadCount Interviews Cameron Sears

Cameron Sears

Recently the folks at HeadCount, who are hosting the Participation Row villages at the Fare Thee Well shows,  interviewed Rex Executive Director Cameron Sears about the Rex Foundation’s history. Also the tale of how he got involved with the Grateful Dead, some ensuing adventures, and how he’d like to see the Rex Foundation evolve in […]


Rex Joins Grantees on Participation Row in Santa Clara, Chicago

Participation Row Poster

HeadCount interviews Cameron Sears about Rex. If you’re planning to catch any of the Fare Thee Well shows in Santa Clara or Chicago, we hope you’ll stop by the Rex table and say hello. We’ll be in Participation Row, where Rex grantee HeadCount has gathered a fine bunch of Dead-related charities for you to check out. Be […]


Announcing Our First Grantees of 2015

rockhouse kids

We’re delighted to announce the recipients of the Rex Foundation’s first grants and awards of 2015, and invite you to learn more about them. It’s our pleasure and privilege to support such great work — and it’s you and your kindness that make it possible. Thank you! 2015 Bill Graham Award Recipient: Rockhouse Foundation (kids pictured above) […]


Rex Announces
Fire on the Mountain
Vertical Challenge, March 20


Some rise, some fall, some climb… To benefit the Rex Foundation at our first-ever ski race, taking place this March as part of WinterWonderGrass in Squaw Valley, CA.  Get your team together and sign up now!


Rex Foundation Annual Report 2013

grantee photo Richard Grace et al

2013 was a year of transition, as longtime Executive Director Sandy Sohcot retired and passed the reins to current Executive Director Cameron Sears. It all culminated in Nightfall of Diamonds, a memorable evening of celebration at the Fillmore. Meanwhile, Rex grants made a crucial contribution to the work of many deserving organizations. Find out more […]


Thanks to All Who Made
Standing on the Moon
So Great!

Standing on the Moon poster art detail by Darrin Brenner

What a night! None of this memorable evening would have been possible without the contributions of many people, and we’d like to thank them here. Also, check out the Standing on the Moon photo album! Thanks so much for supporting Rex. Musicians Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers featuring Amy Helm, David Berger, Byron Isaacs […]


Standing on the Moon Photo Album

Thanks to photographers Jay Blakesberg, Stuart Levine, Susana Millman, Sterling Munksgard, and Susan J. Weiand for capturing these scenes from our annual gathering at the Fillmore!